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More Than Just a Tropical Destination

Hawaii is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, stunning sunsets and magnificent waterfalls. But what Hawaii has that few other destinations offer is a culture filled with fascinating customs, music, legends and traditions. When you visit Hawaii, you cannot help but wonder what life was like when these volcanic islands were ruled by Chiefs and Warriors.
These daily events are free and allow a glimpse into these captivating beliefs. On Kaanapali Beach in Maui, as the sun begins its descent into the ocean, a young cliff diver honors his heritage by retracing the footsteps of his ancestors. A chant of old Hawai’i begins the progression, the call of a conch shell announces his arrival. He walks slowly to the cliffs of Black rock, leaving a trail of glowing torches behind. Reaching the end, he offers his torch to the ocean below, casts his flower lei into the sea and dives from Black Rock into the rolling surf below.

In Oahu at the King Village Shopping Center, each evening guards dressed in traditional uniforms, worn by Royal Palace Guards of King Kal-akaua, perform an entertaining rifle drill exhibition. This event recreates the “Changing of the Guard” based on the ritual that took place in 1875 when the King’s Guard would retire the Hawaiian Flag each evening.

Come experience a deeper side of the Hawaiian Islands and leave with memories of legendary significance.

Hawaii Hideaways is pleased to offer luxury accomodations throughout the islands of Hawaii.  Our first class concierges will share intimate knowledge of the Hawaiian islands and not to be missed Hawaiian treasures.